The science on the Trump administration is a little closer to settled.
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" offered a deep dive Wednesday night into the administration's apparent fondness for executive orders — the president has signed 30 so far — and highlighted how Trump the candidate was less enamored of the practice than Trump the president appears to be.
"It is at this point like a law of physics," Meyers said at the beginning of one of his "A Closer Look" segments. "For every Trump action, there's an equal and opposite Trump clip."
Reverb is like a part of me, it's a subconscious thing. It started one day at practice when somebody left reverb turned up on the amp. I just stepped up and started singing and all this sound came pouring out. From that day on I haven't enjoyed singing without it.
The death of Jonathan Demme comes as a shock because his films felt so alive. Seemingly guided by the spirited convictions of his creative generosity, emotional openness and observant, exploratory curiosity, Demme was an exemplar of an artist who refused to be defined as any one thing.
He made fiction features and documentaries, worked in television during a long and eclectic career, and won the Oscar in 1992 for directing "The Silence of the Lambs."
The strongest constant in Demme’s work was his unpredictability and a sense of constantly pressing on to something new.
The three-man incarnation of Genesis could turn it on again in concert — in theory, at least — to mark 50 years of shared history since the group first came together in 1967.
Mike Rutherford, who along with Phil Collins and Tony Banks kept Genesis going after Peter Gabriel's 1975 departure from the ranks, told Ultimate Classic Rock earlier this month that the three of them are still good friends and might be open to some one-off shows.
“With Phil retired, we never wanted to go on. But we’ll see," Rutherford said. "I do appreciate the fact that we’re all very good friends, which is nice, especially the three of us. Who knows?”
President Trump, or rather comedian Anthony Atamanuik portraying him, came by "The Daily Show" Tuesday night to promote his own Comedy Central series "The President Show," which debuts Thursday after Trevor Noah's half-hour.
Although Alec Baldwin still wears the title of America's Trump — for now — Atamanuik, who honed his impression in a series of "Trump vs. Bernie" mock debates with James Adomian, does an impressive turn as the commander in chief, getting the vagueness, the rapid swings in tone, the weird softness and the wandering syntax.
Noah began the segment without faux-Trump, commenting on the looming/not looming government shutdown, the president's claim that human trafficking is "probably worse now than at any time in the history of this world" ("You know who told him that?" Noah asked. "His good friend Frederick Douglass") and the downgrading of the border wall to maybe a fence, maybe a blimp, or whatever: "Pretty soon it's just gonna be a ditch, and then it'll just be stern words – no crossing, no crossing, bad Mexican, no."
In an odd coincidence, the Fox drama series "Shots Fired" will air what amounts to a tribute of sorts to the late Jonathan Demme tonight with a previously scheduled episode that Demme directed.
The Oscar-winning Demme, who died Wednesday morning from complications of esophageal cancer, had occasionally ventured into the world of TV in recent years, directing episodes of AMC's "The Killing" and HBO's "Enlightenment." He won the Oscar for best director in 1992 for "Silence of the Lambs."
Speaking on Fox 11's "Good Day L.A." Wednesday morning, "Shots Fired" actor Aisha Hinds said of her experience workign with the director, "Jonathan Demme came in and truly brought a huge, open heart. . . he certainly has left an incredible fingerprint on this earth, his legacy is broad in so many ways."